Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Bully! Porter | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Bully! PorterBully! Porter
BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
1,142 Ratings
Bully! PorterBully! Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The intense flavors of dark-roasted malt in Boulevard’s rendition of the classic English porter are perfectly balanced by a generous and complex hop character. Bully! Porter’s robust nature makes it the ideal companion to a variety of foods, from seafood to chocolate.

49 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,581
Reviews:
528
Ratings:
1,142
pDev:
12.7%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
121
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,142 |  Reviews: 528
Photo of asking79
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beginner2
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andyjeigh
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.19/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brown pour 2/7" tan head. Aroma of brown malt and toffee.

Taste hit some hoppy cascade like notes. Carbonation and hops will keep this lively, not overly thick. Just as much brown as black and chocolate malt. Bitterness chalked up a little.

Somewhere between English and American porter.

 294 characters

Photo of AD17
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AmishLightning
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was shocked by how good this looked when I poured it into a frosty pint glass. Pitch black and a two fingers thick puffy head. Medium-thick bodied with rich flavor. Not as good as Founders Porter, but better than Deschutes Black Butte Porter imo.

 250 characters

Photo of Chelseaw30
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmd1978
2.78/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Dark color with thick creamy tan head on top. Faint smell of roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. Taste of caramel and cocoa the roasted malt and a hint of cherry. Really stays with you after the finish. This one sounded better on paper. I'm a fan of many of boulevard's offerings but this one was not very eventful.

 317 characters

Photo of aklude
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nickapvikes
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ackeeper
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gibgink
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jopo8686
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twb0392
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkanne3616
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbcb
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aphamer
3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of huron663
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Neat brown/black hue with a creamy head that sticks around.

S-Nothing extra special to detect. Smells like a dark beer. I may not have the experience to note if something more is going on here.

T-Slight bitter taste with 'dark' flavors.

F-Head sticks around, even on the swallow. It could almost be described as smooth, if the slight bitterness didn't stick around and remind you what you are drinking.

O-I am a huge fan of dark beers, and this one just doesn't stand out in any significant way. It's good, I would drink it, possibly order it if there wasn't much else around. But there is nothing special here, to me.

 625 characters

Photo of Angerhaus
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PorterLambic
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, dark brown with a goodly portion of tan foam sitting gently atop. Creamy (for a bottle) and slow to dissipate but no real lace left behind.
Smell is relatively faint, just a wee amount of roast malt, smoke and the faintest hint of whiskey.
Taste is much more pronounced with notes of heavily toasted mslt (without being ashy), some wood, earth, a hit of toffee. Balanced nicely.
Body is medium for the style, effervescence is restrained. Dry from the tongue through the finish, which is remarkably clean and not really a good thing in my book. Overall though, a good brew.

 586 characters

Photo of andrewksingleton
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite porters and one of my favorite beers from Boulevard. Has a very strong distinct porter smell. I love the appearance of the bottle. I prefer to drink mine in a pint glass to more enjoy the smell and the appearance. This is a beer that needs to be served close to ice cold temperature or everything I said positive about it fades greatly. This beer rivals the dark truth stout from Boulevard in overall quality.

 441 characters

Photo of Jared_Guillaume
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bully! Porter from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,142 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.